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Santa’s Here Already?

Saturday mornings are sacred for me and Caleb. After sleeping in, the two of us will typically head to the mall together. The Shops at Willowbend is our favorite. It was built to cater to the uber-wealthy but that class of people dwindled considerably by the time it...

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Matchbox Cars & The Question I Keep Asking

My matchbox cars were my favorite toys when I was a kid. My dad donated a small handful of the cars from his childhood down to me and it became the foundation of my own massive collection. Between my brother and me, we had several hundred Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars...

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Man Up!

“I want to play soccer!” As a first-grader, those were the dumbest words ever to leave my mouth.  Don’t worry; I would eventually top them in my teenage years.  But at that particular moment, I had dreams of becoming a world-renowned soccer player… from America. After...

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Are You Attending Too Many Bible Studies?

When Holly and I closed on our house a few months ago, something really strange happened to me. I used to hate lawn work and loved that apartment life had afforded me the opportunity to avoid it. But our house sits on an 8,700 square foot lot, which is huge for the...

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The Biggest Encouragement in Tough Times

Every now and then, we have days, weeks, or even months when it seems that tragedy is surrounding us in every direction. The last few weeks have been one of those periods for me. Our church suddenly lost a member of our congregation this week. I have multiple friends...

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Delighted

Through the years, I’ve enjoyed a great relationship with my parents. (By the way, today is my Mom’s birthday. I love you Mom!) We’ve always gotten along pretty well, even in the infamous teenage years when it would have been popular to hate and challenge them at...

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My Boy Can Yawn!

This is an article I wrote on Holly's blog just a few days before she went into labor with Caleb. I thought I would take the opportunity to share it here. After an early indicator of Down Syndrome appeared on our son’s sonogram in October, Holly and I were referred to...

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Budgeting is Spiritual

When I showed up for my first day of work at Grad Resources, I received a credit card linked to our ministry's operating account. As weird as it might sound, it was a pretty cool feeling. In the two churches I worked at beforehand, I didn't have enough...

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This Concept Keeps Convicting Me

Throughout my spiritual journey, there are certain concepts that have dominated my time and attention. When I was in high school, I was always processing the idea of worship. What is it? What is true worship in God’s eyes? How should we approach it? When I got into...

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The Problem with Suburban Christianity

I lived in the same place virtually my entire life. Dallas is home and it’s hard to ever see any other place rivaling it. This is where my family lives, it’s where I’ve developed lifelong friendships, and it’s a city that I’m proud to be a part of. If I’m honest...

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